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Saigon restaurant spaces chairs, sells seafood with long handles to cope with COVID-19

Sunday, April 05, 2020, 16:51 GMT+7
Saigon restaurant spaces chairs, sells seafood with long handles to cope with COVID-19
A transaction is made via a long-handle racket at a fresh seafood store in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

As the Vietnamese government has ordered nationwide social distancing due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic, a seafood restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City has taken all possible measures to adapt to the new situation.

The restaurant, located in Tan Binh District, no longer serves sit-down diners owing to the new regulation requiring it to only offer takeout and delivery.

So it has transformed into a fresh seafood store amid the physical distancing measure to stall the virus spread.

Upon arriving at the venue, customers are guided by security guards through a disinfection chamber and to a special area where they place their orders.

A sign reminding customers to keep a safe distance from each other. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

A sign reminds customers to keep a safe distance from each other. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Large tables have been set up to make sure buyers stand two meters, the advised distance, away from each other.

Multiple chairs are also prepared for people to rest while waiting to take their food, and there is a safe distance between these seats.

All transactions are made via a racket with a long handle.

Everyone at the store is required to keep their face masks on all the time.

A disinfection chamber is placed at the entrance of the store. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

A disinfection chamber is placed at the entrance of the store. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

The operation of the fresh seafood store has been examined and approved by local authorities.

“I usually buy my groceries online due to the epidemic. But when it comes to seafood, I have to make a direct purchase to ensure freshness and quality,” said Tram Anh, a resident in Tan Phu District.

“I feel really safe thanks to the professional operation of this store.”

Hand sanitizer is provided free of charge at the venue. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Hand sanitizer is provided free of charge at the venue. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Tables and chairs are set up in a special way to make sure customers keep a safe distance from one another. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

Tables and chairs are spaced to make sure customers keep a safe distance from one another. Photo: Hoang An / Tuoi Tre

A transaction is made via a long-handle racket at a fresh seafood store. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

A transaction is made via a long-handle racket at the fresh seafood store. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Tables and chairs are set up in a special way to make sure customers keep a safe distance from one another. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Tables and chairs are spaced to make sure customers keep a safe distance from one anotherPhoto: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

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